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sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Aircraft.
« on: April 20, 2010, 10:23:42 am »
Now this may sound silly but I got a surprise yesterday when a light aircraft flew over our area, reason being its been so quite without any planes. We are on the flight path for the R.A.F. and normal flights. This plane was flying low, maybe checking for ash who knows. I feel very sorry for  the poor country's who send their fruit and veg by plane they will suffer a great deal as their crops rot. I understand why people are upset at losing holidays etc but when you take time to think of the impact this will have long term on jobs, small business its a scarey thought.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 10:30:41 am »
Yes, I saw a helicopter yesterday afternoon.  I thought the ban was on ALL aircraft?  I think there are going to be long term repercussions on top of those already caused by the recession.
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RUSTYME

  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 11:17:38 am »
the ban only applied to commercial aircraft Annie . No legal restriction at all on small private light aircraft , just a warning  !!! but they can fly if they want too.
  It has been noticeably quiet even out here in the sticks....no white lines across the sky , or that distant rumble that is always there ....and no RAF jets screaming over at zero level .... RESULT ...
 

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WinslowPorker

  • Joined Mar 2010
Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 11:54:21 am »
I said to my OH it was weird looking at a totally clear sky over the weekend, must be the first time since the invention of flying?

Agree regarding the fruit etc, however i saw that Tescos have been relocating everything to Spain and driving it up. without being a moaner, this wouldnt be a problem if the supermarkets supported our own producers and we actually ate what is in season, just a thought.

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010, 05:16:22 pm »
Hello agen Just a thought I would think an aeroplane that has a fourstroke engine system would hardly be bothered as the airfilters prior to the carburettors would stop the dust.Jet engines don't have this luxury they just consume massive amounts of air straight through and this volcanic ash must be like grinding paste on the compressors and fan systems.There was one pratt moaning on the radio this morning about not being able to go on holiday.Think what he would say should he be able to speak after his jumbo had landed  in the middle  of the Atlantic some folk are unbelievable in my opinion and of course it would have been the tour opperators fault for letting it take off !!!
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010, 05:20:43 pm »

Thats not moaning Winslow Porker thats common sense! :apple: :blackberry: :pear:
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daniellestocks

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire
Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 02:44:35 pm »
There was one pratt moaning on the radio this morning about not being able to go on holiday.Think what he would say should he be able to speak after his jumbo had landed  in the middle  of the Atlantic some folk are unbelievable in my opinion and of course it would have been the tour opperators fault for letting it take off !!!

My mother was whineing also, supposed to be flying to works apartment for her birthday today, on which i said "would you go if they said you could? " she obviously said no and i told her to stop moaning, i dont want you dead!!!
I do feel for the people who got a bargin holiday for 500 and got stuck abroad, eventually getting home with there holiday totaling 5000  :o

Daveravey

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • Fife
Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010, 10:12:14 am »

Agree regarding the fruit etc, however i saw that Tescos have been relocating everything to Spain and driving it up. without being a moaner, this wouldnt be a problem if the supermarkets supported our own producers and we actually ate what is in season, just a thought.

If Tesco could buy something cheaper on Mars they would jump through hoops to secure a deal on the product.

We all know their ethics towards suppliers, so why are folk still using them  ???

I can remember in the 70's when we couldn't get bananas in the winter or my mum getting excited about the Cyprus potatos that was a sole import in the local co-op.

The only way back to using local produce only would be if the government put an import ban on produce that was freely available in our own country..... which would never happen, as the supermarkets are too powerfull !!!


Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 08:21:01 am »
Tell you what Jackie is going to become an authority on Helicopters I don't know about aircraft after she takes up her new residence.Perhaps she will tell us about them when she gets straightened up and moved in. :wave: :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

Hardfeather

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Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 10:28:33 am »
I saw some guy whingeing about how he'd had to drive through two countries, take a bus across another, hitch hike some miles to a port, and sail home to Englandshire before getting the train 'up the road' to Alba.

That sounds like a lovely holiday to me.  ;D
« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 10:31:49 am by AengusOg »

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 12:10:49 pm »
Hello AO No shouting at George I burst out laughing I miss read your sig; as Give your arse a chance sorry but it tickled me.Me heart bleeds for him pure wee.Same with all the other winging sods they went if they haven't enough cash to get back they shouldn't have gone in the first place.Why should Gordon pay with our money.Hey it might get him their votes though!
What do you make of this Iceland debarcle First they go bankrupt then the place sets on fire it smells like a big insureance scam to me  ??? :o ;D ;D ;D :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

Norfolk Newby

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • West Norfolk, UK
Re: Aircraft.
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2010, 09:36:46 am »
The recent news on flying throws up some interesting information regarding our dependency on planes.

They pollute the earth, are totally responsible for global warming, don't pay enough tax/pay to much tax, etc. etc.

Over Europe (EU plus some adjacent bits) there are 28,000 flights a day. Most days, the same number take off as land!

Given that number of flights, the ATC caution when the ash arrived is quite understandable. Even if only 0.01% of flights suffered, there could have been several crash landings (or worse) a day unless some caution was exercised. It looked like overkill (bad choice of words), but may have prevented many accidents until the situation was properly assessed.

As well as providing transport for business, family trips, and holidays,most flights by airliners also carry a lot of freight. There are also freighter aircraft which transports fruit, veg, pills, animals (breeding stocks of cattle, pigs, horses, etc.). Airfreight has been growing at around 15% pa compared to passenger travel at 5% until the recent down turn.

The latest jet engines are more efficient than the diesel engines used in cars, lorries and buses. A full airliner uses less fuel per passenger than a car carrying only the driver, particularly on long haul flights where the plane is at high altitude for more of the journey.

Until we work out another way to move a lot of people round the world, or get people to stop travelling, planes are pretty good at providing an important part of modern life.

It was good to stand outside and NOT have planes crackling and roaring their way across the sky though!


NN
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